Escribe and critically assess the main challenges faced by trade unions in Britain today.
NOTE: the writer should utilise the following readings extensively, before using other soureces.
a? Blyton, P. and Turnbull, P. (2004) The Dynamics of Employee Relations, 3rd. edit., chap.5,
a? Waddington, J. (2003) a?Trade Union Organizationa, in Edwards, P. (ed.). Industrial Relations: Theoryand Practice in Britain. 2nd Edition. Oxford: Blackwell, Chapter 9, pp. 214-256.
a? Simms, M. and Charlwood, A. (2010) a?Trade unions: power and influence in a changed contexta, inT. Colling and M. Terry (eds) Industrial Relations: Theory and Practice, 3rd edit., Chichester: Wiley,chap. 6.
a? Healy, G., Bradley, H. and Mukherjee, N. (2004) a?Inspiring activists: the experience of minorityethnic women in trade unionsa, in Healy, G., Heery, E., Taylor, P. and Brown, W. (eds.). The Future of Worker Representation, Basingstoke: Palgrave.
a? Blanchflower, D. (2007) a?International patterns of union membershipa, British Journal of IndustrialRelations, Vol. 45, No. 1, pp. 1-29.
a? Heery, E. (2002) a?Partnership versus organising: alternative futures of British trade unionisma,Industrial Relations Journal, 33, 1.
a? Waddington, J. (2006) a?Why do members leave? The importance of retention to trade union growtha,Labor Studies, 31, 3: 15-38.
a? Beale, D. (2003) a?Engaged in battle: exploring the sources of workplace union militancy at RoyalMaila, Industrial Relations Journal, 34, 1: 82-95.
a? Holgate, J. (2005) a?Organising migrant workers: a case study of working conditions and unionizationin a London sandwich factorya, Work, Employment and Society, 19, 3: 463-480.
a? Kelly, J. (1996) a?Union militancy and social partnershipa, (ch. 3) in P. Ackers et al (eds) The NewWorkplace and Trade Unionism, London: Routledge.
a? Waddington, J. and Hoffmann, R. (2000) Trade Unions and Europe: Facing Challenges and
Searching for Solutions, ch. 17, ETUI